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In order to smoothly move either a virtualized or physical workload to a public cloud, a lot of planning is required before the migration.
The ability to move workloads to the cloud offers many advantages, but make sure your VMs can make a smooth transition.
Criticized for proprietary lock-in, VMware's open source projects and container support may encourage developers to create cloud-native apps.
Storing data in the cloud can be risky, but there are methods to minimize risks. Take our quiz to measure your cloud security expertise.
Security concerns deter many IT pros from adopting public cloud. But security testing tools and a sound strategy can help them conquer their fears.
Given how rapidly IT evolves, it's tough to shape a long-term cloud strategy. So how can I build a hybrid cloud roadmap that lasts?
Exchange admins can use the recent State Department hack as a lesson in the importance of consistent security protocols.
Converting authentication modes is a rare thing admins need to address, but it must be fixed right away when it happens -- and Microsoft's documentation on it is incorrect.
With a number of possibilities for use, groups can be creative in how they choose to incorporate Office 365 shared mailboxes in their work.
Optimizing online analytical processing performance is critical. Fortunately, tools are available to help monitor and improve how OLAP cubes perform.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
SharePoint can improve the efficiency of your business, but is your implementation providing a positive ROI? Usage reporting can help you find out by tracking who is using SharePoint, how they are using it and why.
Justify the time and expense of creating a governance document by showing what SharePoint has accomplished in your organization.
How does Microsoft's SharePoint rate as a primary enterprise content management system? It's got the features if you are willing and able to build it carefully.
Desktop management tools are the key to making sure things in your fleet are running smoothly. Systems such as Desktop Central and Client Management Suite cover the big five of desktop management.
The software deployment component of your endpoint management system plays an important role in desktop health. So too do monitoring, patching and security capabilities.
Desktop inventory management tools help keep track of how many endpoints are in use and who's using them. That basic information can help with sundry other management tasks, such as budgeting and responses to security breaches.
Ericom Connect is built on a grid architecture that makes it a good alternative to virtual desktop products from Citrix and VMware, or a good replacement for VDI-in-a-Box.
Desktop virtualization vendors don't need to be able to manage images or provisioning anymore because shops can take care of that on their own. Vendors just need to focus on managing users and apps.
There are a few ways admins can provide users with the hardware that makes it possible to access their virtual desktops. Get to know the three major options.